100 products and technologies for energy conservation

U.S. Primary Energy Consumption, 2008. Source: DOE

I first heard about the DOE report on 100 energy saving technologies supported by the Building Technologies Program from  The report mainly focuses on energy saving technologies for commercial applications, but many of the products can also be used in a residential setting.  From a section of the report:

This report identifies and characterizes commercially available products and emerging (near-commercial) technologies that benefited from the support of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The investigation specifically focused on technology-oriented research and development (R&D) projects sponsored by BTP’s Emerging Technologies subprogram from 2005-2009.

Some of the products/technologies on the list that are applicable to residential energy applications are below:

  • EchoTM: A Hybrid Solar Electric/Thermal System
  • GE GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater
  • VertexTM Residential Gas Condensing Water Heater
  • Comboflair®: An Integrated HVAC and Water Heating System
  • SageGlass® Electrochromic Windows
While the DOE list is a good one, it is mainly for commercial applications and it is more a highlight of upcoming technology, not actually products that people can go out and buy right now.
A better list that you can utilize today to save energy in your home can be found in our post Top Ten Home Conservation Tips under $100.  Do you know of any other websites that maintain a list of conservation products?
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And don't forget in 2015 the government will be requiring that all new water heaters use heat pump technology Energy efficiency will rise from .991 in the best of water heaters today to 2.0!
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Do you have any more information on that requirement?

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